The Queen has become the latest victim of cancel culture after students at an Oxford College voted to remove her portrait.
The Queen’s likeness hung in the middle common room (MCR) of Magdalen College, which has a long association with members of the Royal family.
The MCR committee made up of graduate students voted for the portrait, a colourised print based on a 1952 photo of the monarch, to be taken down, claiming it represented an unwelcoming symbol of “recent colonial history”.
The portrait has now been removed, according to the Committee’s president, and it is understood it will be put into storage.
Gavin Williamson, the Education Secretary, intervened on Tuesday night condemning the “absurd” move.